International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

Development and Validation of Career Path Inventory
Dr.(Mrs) Olorungbemi O.l.

In recent years, increasing importance has been placed on enhancing the knowledge, entrepreneurial skills, attitudes, competencies of students especially in Nigeria. Attention is now drawn towards empowering people with skills for all-round national development. This study therefore established the psychometric properties of Career Path Inventory (CPI) designed for that purpose. The study adopted an internal methodology of validation which includes measures of internal consistencies (Cronbach Alpha), Split-half method, convergence construct validity, discriminant validity and Stanine Analysis. The researcher sampled two thousand SS I students selected through stratified random sampling across ethnic groups in Nigeria. The instrument was divided into four sections: Science, Arts/Humanities, Business and Technology. Findings revealed that the items on SCIENCE yielded a reliability coefficient of 0.90. The items on ARTS yielded a reliability coefficient of 0.90. The items on BUSINESS yielded a reliability coefficient of 0.89. The items on TECHNOLOGY yielded a reliability coefficient of 0.90. Convergent Construct Validity between Bakare’s Vocational Interest Inventory and Career Path Inventory yielded rtt= 0.84 using Pearson Product Moment Correlation Coefficient. CPI did not deviate from measure of career interest. Its Discriminant Validity was found at rtt= -0.027. Based on these findings, the inventory is recommended for diagnosing career related challenges.

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